Friday, August 10, 2012

2MGB at Passim

We were at the 2Man concert at Club Passim last night (8/9) and they were great.  Andy Bean had an electric tenor guitar and he really cooked on it.  And yes, it was very hot and they were dripping sweat but put on a great show anyway.  I reminded Andy of GRF last year and he said that that experience convinced them to ditch the suits when it's this hot.  They were in business casual ... with suspenders.  They did a bunch of tunes from their new record and encored with a great cover of My Blue Heaven, and then closed with Fancy Beer.

But as good as they were, what really knocked us over was the opening act, Tricky Britches.  They did a fantastic, Flatt and Scruggs-style cover of Salty Dog, a bunch of originals, and of course a Grateful Dead song.  Really fantastic to hear a young bluegrass band that can do authentic, hard-driving style, and also writes some wonderful originals.  They kind of reminded me of seeing Northern Lights when they were young and energetic, though Tricky Britches was more authentic than "progressive."

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